Eblana Theatre: The Archive, the Artist & the Actor

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Saturday 18 November from 11am-12pm in Dublin City Library and Archive

Conversation with actor Des Nealon and Dublin-based artist Gavin Murphy regarding the architectural and performance history of the now defunct Eblana theatre, located in the basement of Dublin’s famous central bus station Busáras.  The conversation will include a visual display of images from Eblana Theatre Productions from the Irish Theatre Archive.

To celebrate Explore Your Archive, Gavin Murphy will donate a copy of his Eblana Theatre Productions Database to the Irish Theatre Archive for public access which was collated during his research for the exhibition Double-Movement.

Gavin Murphy is a Dublin-based artist and curator with an interest in documenting cultural spaces and histories.  His exhibition Double Movement –about the Eblana Theatre- is currently installed at Temple Bar Gallery and Studios until 18 November 2017.

Des Nealon is an Irish actor known for Educating Rita (1983), Dead Bodies (2003) and Park (1999), along with many other TV and theatre credits. He has fond memories of acting and producing plays in Eblana Theatre until it closed in the early 1990s.

No booking required. Seats are on first come, first served basis. Max capacity 90 people

Location: Dublin City Library and Archive

Part of Explore Your Archive 18 - 26 November 2017

Explore Your Archive’ campaign is an initiative of the Archives and Records Association of Ireland and UK which aims to raise awareness of archives, their value to society and the impact they have on individual lives.
Our twitter accounts @dclareadingroom and @dubhistorians will be a lively celebration of our collections throughout the week. Keep an eye on #explorearchives!